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Congratulations to the 2021 Pediatric Research Alliance Pilot Grant Awardees!

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Junior Faculty Focused (JFF)

Evaluating the Effect of Antenatal Butyrate Supplementation on an Ex Vivo Model of Necrotizing Enterocolitis with Neonatal Murine Enteroids

Maria Barbian, MD*
Mentors: Rheinallt Jones, PhD & Ravi Patel, MD


Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airways Disease Research (CF-AIR)

Utilizing ribosome-directed antisense oligonucleotides to address underlying genetic defects in cystic fibrosis.
Kathryn Oliver, PhD*
Craig A. Hodges, PhD (co-I) (Case Western Reserve University)


Center for Clinical & Translational Research (CCTR)

Prospective Evaluation of HbA1c and Impact on Toxicities and Outcomes During Induction Therapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoma
Tamara Miller, MD*
Sharon Castellino, MD, MSc*


Center for Clinical & Translational Research (CCTR) &
Children's Heart Research & Outcomes Center (HeRO)

Red Blood Cell Transfusion Thresholds After Neonatal and Infant Cardiac Surgery
Michael Wolf, MD*

Children's Heart Research & Outcomes Center (HeRO)

The Mitochondrial Citrate Carrier: A Novel Factor in Congenital Heart Disease
Jennifer Kwong, PhD*
Victor Faundez, MD, PhD*


Children's Center for Neurosciences Research (CCNR)

Determining the Association Between Delays in Extubation and Decreases in Cerebral Blood Flow Following Surgical Repair of Coarctation of The Aorta
Asaad Beshish, MD*
Erin Buckley,PhD
Nneka Alexander, PhD